This post and pictures inspired me to do the same in my oak-cabinet kitchen! With the 5 day cure time for the stain-blocker and the 6 coats that it took to cover the oak with pure white paint (and the high number of cabinets in my kitchen and laundry room), it ended up taking me 2 months to paint all the uppers!
If your kitchen cabinets are a very dark color and you are painting them with white chalk paint you will need about 3 coats of paint to fully cover the dark. If your kitchen cabinets are a lighter color you can expect to need 2 maybe 3 coats of chalk paint to paint your kitchen cabinets.
The truth is that white kitchen cabinets are no harder to keep clean than any other; they're just not as forgiving as darker colors and stains that cloak drips, spills, and splatters. With the right finish applied by a cabinet painting professional, however, white cabinets are just as easily scrubbed and maintained as any other.
Awesome DIY illustrated tutorial shows you step-by-step how to paint kitchen cabinets white. Get a sparkling new kitchen easily and inexpensively with these steps.
Walk down a paint aisle in even the smallest hardware store and the number of options is overwhelming. Do you want oil-based paint? What kind of finish? What is it that makes this paint by X company different than this other paint by the same company? Which can is the best? Of course, the answers
Thanks for sharing all the pros and cons. We painted the kitchen cabinets in our old kitchen using latex paint (no sprayer, just the old fashioned way!). Ours were 80s - or maybe 90s oak, too, and I was really happy with the updated look. It was a pain, however, with all the prep work, but much more affordable than installing new cabinets!